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Sharing an idea from Alissa Crans's JMM talk with kids

Yesterday videos of several of the invited JMM talks were published:

The videos from some of the Invited Addresses at #JMM2018 are posted here: https://t.co/xhoDO0SfXR…

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Luminous Nonlinearity

Jordan Ellenberg’s book How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking was a pleasant part of my winter break. I don’t really care for the title, and it’s somewhat difficult for me to articulate what the book was about. 301 more words

Artsy (broadly)

Cognitive Conflict

Over the last year I spent a lot of time reading literature and reflecting on my classroom practice, whilst writing my dissertation for my MA (Education). 1,056 more words

Resource Demo: Which One Doesn't Belong?

Check out this demonstration of the Which One Doesn’t Belong website!

Through the WODB (which one doesn’t belong) website, you can access hundreds thought-provoking puzzles for math teachers and students alike. 21 more words

Resource Demos

How to Help Students Construct & Critique Arguments: Exploring SMP 3

Math Practice Standard 3: Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

The third standard for Mathematical Practice emphasizes the importance for students to be able to share their reasoning as they justify their answer and assess the validity of others’ arguments. 1,216 more words

Digging Into The Standards

Sharing a new result about the Cantor set with kids

Earlier in the week I saw a tweet announcing a new (and really cool!) result about the Cantor set:

I'm told that the last 2 tweet's link goes to my email (!), so I'll try this: THEOREM (with J S Athreya & J T Tyson): Every x in can be written as (u^2)v, where u, v are in the…

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Developing Students as Powerful Mathematical Thinkers

What do you value? The beliefs, messages, and behaviors that you value work together to create classroom culture. If you value dispositions, such as the ability to be reflective, collaborative, or imaginative, then you will provide multiple opportunities for students to develop these dispositions, so that they become ingrained, or enculturated, into your classroom. 721 more words